Mr. Turner is a third-generation trial lawyer with a natural gift for advocacy and problem-solving. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the state of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all federal districts in Texas, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Mr. Turner has extensive experience litigating in state and federal district courts. In addition, he has successfully presented numerous appeals in Texas courts and the Fifth Circuit, several of which resulted in published opinions.
Prior to joining Cain & Skarnulis in February 2008, Mr. Turner served as a briefing attorney for the Eleventh Court of Appeals, as Assistant General Counsel to the Governor of Texas, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas. At the Governor’s Office, Mr. Turner provided counsel in the areas of local government, natural resources, and open government. During his time with the Attorney General’s office, Mr. Turner managed a substantial litigation docket representing state agencies and officials such as the Secretary of State, Texas Tech University, the Texas Department of Insurance, and various state district judges.
Mr. Turner graduated from Baylor University School of Law where he served as a teaching and research assistant in Baylor’s nationally ranked Practice Court program—described by the Princeton Review as “boot camp” for trial attorneys. Prior to law school, Mr. Turner attended Texas Tech University where he earned a B.S. in Public Relations. Mr. Turner has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for two consecutive years. View his Super Lawyers profile here.
Mr. Turner serves on the Texas Real Estate Commission as a public member and secretary having been appointed by Governor Perry in 2012 and re-appointed by Governor Abbott in 2015. Mr. Turner is also involved with I Live Here I Give Here, Austin Young Lawyers Association, Baylor Business Network, Texas Tech Ex-Students Association, and First United Methodist Church of Austin, where he serves on the Administrative Board and Board of Trustees. He and his wife Jamie, also a Baylor lawyer, live in Austin with their children, Cameron and Eliza.